Kogi State Police Command yesterday paraded two serving police officers, a serving Naval officer for kidnapping and armed robbery and 15 other criminals terrorising the state.
Others paraded includes kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists while dangerous weapons such as 4 AK 47, Pistols, Locally made guns and ammunition were recovered from them.
Other items recovered from them include One Opel Vectra car with registration number GYB 129XA Bauchi, Daggers, two extra number plate, injection syringe, two AK 47 rifle, and twenty two rounds of live ammunition.
Also one SMG rifle with Breech number 27040, Smoke Pistol with Breech number 972WK6830 were also recovered.
Parading the suspects before Journalists at the Force headquarters in Lokoja on , the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Janga said the success was part of the command’s onslaughts against criminal activities in the state.
The CP who is barely two weeks in kogi state, said his men has taken the war to the criminals in their hideouts, noting that the operation will continue until the criminals have no hiding place.
According to him the command is combacting armed robbery, kidnappers, cultism, Cattle rustling, through a proactive crime preventing strategic, saying that some vicious and notorious kidnap for ransom gangs were dislodged and busted in their hideout and camps across the state.
He also disclosed that the achievements were due to the proactive strategies rooted in intelligence led policing, and robust interaction with the various strata of the communities, particularly in the area of information gathering, since it has become obvious that security is an all stakeholders’ affairs.
The Commissioner said the two policemen serving in Kogi State namely Ibrahim James and Suleiman Isiaka were apprehended for kidnapping and armed robbery in the state including a serving Naval officer Bature Habila Jesse serving in Bauchi State.
He mentioned that the two serving policemen were tried and dismissed from service after investigation including the Naval officer stressing that they will be charge to court.
According to him the two policemen invited the serving Naval Officer who was station in Bauchi to come to Kogi State for operation which is kidnapping.
CP Janga noted that the Area commanders as well as DPOs were charged to beef up security in their area of responsibilities and ensure massive deployment of Police patrol teams and undercover operatives to block spot, flash points and other vulnerable criminal spots to nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality across the state and make sure that detection of crime are prompt to serve as effective deterrent to all criminals.